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1220 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • Phone: (615) 898-7764 • Fax: (615) 898-7640

Training

Rutherford County Emergency Management provides training for a wide range of public service departments and agencies including Fire, Police, and Rescue services. The courses include a number of locally produced criteria and also include Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Homeland Security training. Along with training, the EMA also conducts regular Table- top, Functional, and Full-scale training. You may check the training current training schedule by clicking the Training Icon on the Home Page.

Training includes but is not limited to:

Emergency Response to Terrorism Awareness- 8 Hrs

Emergency Response to Terrorism - 16 hrs

Radiological Monitoring & Response- 8 hrs

Emergency Response to Radiological Incidents (MERRTT) - 8 or 16 hrs

Foreign Animal Disease Response (FAD) - 16 hrs

Hazardous Matrials Awareness - 4 hrs

Hazardous Materials Operations (HMO) 40 hrs

Hazardous Materials Team Operations (HMTO) 80 hrs

Introduction to Incident Command - 100 4 hrs

Incident Command System 300 Middle Management & General Staff - 16 hrs

Incident Command System 400 Command & General Staff - 16 hrs

National Incident Management System 700 - 3 hrs

National Response Plan 800 - 4 hrs

NFA Incident Command System - 16 hrs

Ground Search and Rescue Operations - 24 hrs

Hospital First Receiver Decontamination - 12 hrs

Current Training Schedule

Please contact Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency for training applications. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Each class must have a minimum of 15 students, if this number is not met the class will be canceled and notifications will be sent out. Unless otherwise noted each class will be held at the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency training room and will last typically from 0800-1630 hrs.

HAZMAT OPERATIONS

WHEN:  JULY 14-15 and JULY 21-22 10 Hours Each Day

WHERE: Rutherford County EOC- 1220 W College St

This 40-hour course covers the basic operating procedures for first responder that teaches a systematic response to hazardous material incidents. The curriculum defines hazardous materials, and describes the roles, responsibilities and risks associated with an incident. It also describes the types, uses and sources of information needed to identify hazards, as well as the basic options, requirements and limitations of methods used to control, contain or confine a hazmat incident with a primary focus on decontamination procedures. Students will participate in hands-on instruction and participate in group activities in which some physical stressors may be involved during the course. A written exam is given at the end of the course.

Target audience: (Public Safety Only) Primary – Fire Fighters - Law Enforcement - EMS

Pre-requisites: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800, (FEMA On-line courses), 16 hr classroom ICS course (ICS 300 or equivalent), HazMat Awareness, FEMA IS-3 (RAD), and SCBA qualified. Pre-requisite certificates MUST be attached to the application.

Students are required to bring an Air Pack & Full Air Tank to the course. (Days required will be announced 1st day of class) Students who successfully complete this course will have met the standards under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2008).

CUT OFF FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS COB- 06/29/18

GPS/LAND NAVIGATION

WHEN: August 21-22-23 8:00am to 5pm

WHERE: Rutherford County EMA (1220 W College St. Murfreesboro)

               Field Portion- Cedars of Lebanon State Forest

This 2 ½-day course is hands-on and the participants should be prepared to spend significant time outside in the field (forest) environment.  GPS Navigation Courses in the class will involve significant hiking and a terrain hiking as part of the field exercise portion of the course.  At the conclusion of training, participants will be familiar with topographical maps, coordinate systems, GPS technology and mapping programs. Participants will be capable of relaying positioning information to search managers and receive positioning instructions in order to move to directed search areas. 

Prerequisites: None

CUT OFF FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS COB- Monday 07/06/18

 

 

2 HAZMAT IQ Classes Available Sept 2018

8 HOUR CLASS for HAZMAT TECHNICIANS ONLY! Qualifies as 8 hrs towards Hazmat Tech Recert

Course Summary
HazMatIQ First Responder Offensive training incorporates the “Above the Line /Below the Line” size-up system, while instructing First Responders on whether they can safely enter the Hot Zone to attempt a rescue. This is accomplished by the use of HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts, which aid in the decision making process of whether or not it is safe to make a rescue. This 4-hour FRO training emphasizes understanding the uses of the Stay Alive Five Meters (Radiation meter, 4-gas meter and Temperature Gun) and Reagent Papers (pH and F papers) to assure their safety when choosing to enter the hot zone.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide training on transportation containers, for both highway and railway.
2. Train First Responders on the HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts
3. Provide training on the Stay Alive Five equipment (meters and reagent papers) that are required to incorporate this life saving system.
a. These meters provide invaluable information to your team who routinely respond to emergencies involving flammable liquids and gases, oxygen deficient environments, corrosive materials, carbon monoxide, and chemical reactions. If your department responds to Hazardous Materials incidents, these tools are essential to both the safety of your responders and the safety of your community.
4. Equips and trains your responders to use the NIOSH Pocket Guide. Currently First Responders are trained only on the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) that provides only limited information needed to make a “Go or No Go” decision.
Classroom + Response Scenarios: In addition to training responders on the HazMatIQ FRO System; students will participate in on-screen scenarios and tabletop exercises. The 8-Hour Course allows the students to gain additional confidence using the HazMatIQ System and practice tactical decision making.

((VERY LIMITED SEATING))

WHEN: Wednesday- September 26 08:00 to 17:00

WHERE:  146 Beasley Drive, Franklin TN

CONTACT: Capt Scot Hughes (615) 478-8937

4 HOUR CLASS for 1st Responders (Minimum Hazmat Ops Level)

Qualifies as 4 hrs towards Hazmat Tech Recert

Course Summary
HazMatIQ First Responder Offensive training incorporates the “Above the Line /Below the Line” size-up system, while instructing First Responders on whether they can safely enter the Hot Zone to attempt a rescue. This is accomplished by the use of HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts, which aid in the decision making process of whether or not it is safe to make a rescue. This 4-hour FRO training emphasizes understanding the uses of the Stay Alive Five Meters (Radiation meter, 4-gas meter and Temperature Gun) and Reagent Papers (pH and F papers) to assure their safety when choosing to enter the hot zone.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide training on transportation containers, for both highway and railway.
2. Train First Responders on the HazMatIQ FRO Smart Charts
3. Provide training on the Stay Alive Five equipment (meters and reagent papers) that are required to incorporate this life saving system.
a. These meters provide invaluable information to your team who routinely respond to emergencies involving flammable liquids and gases, oxygen deficient environments, corrosive materials, carbon monoxide, and chemical reactions. If your department responds to Hazardous Materials incidents, these tools are essential to both the safety of your responders and the safety of your community.
4. Equips and trains your responders to use the NIOSH Pocket Guide. Currently First Responders are trained only on the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) that provides only limited information needed to make a “Go or No Go” decision
.

ONLY 30 SEATS First come first serve.

WHEN: THURSDAY September 27 08:00 - 12:00

WHERE: 1220 W College St, Murfreesboro TN

Contact- Tera Simmons 615-898-7764

 

 

 

For questions and applications please contact RCEMA:
1220 W. College St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7764
Fax: (615) 898-7840

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